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Materials/Traffic Planner Job

Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Chillicothe, OH, US

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.
 
Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services — you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!
 

Division Information

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.

Job Functions / Responsibilities

MATERIAL PLANNER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • DETERMINE PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSIGNED GROUP OF PURCHASED PARTS BY REVIEWING SALES OR ENGINEERING RELEASES, HISTORICAL DATA, SHORTAGE OR EXCEPTION REPORTS, AND OTHER APPLICABLE INPUTS.
  • ISSUE PURCHASE ORDERS TO SUPPLIERS TIMELY AND ACCURATELY TO MEET PRODUCTION LEAD TIMES, REPLENISH NON-CONFORMING OR MISSING STOCK, AND IN RESPONSE TO ENGINEERING CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS.
  • MAINTAIN ACCURATE ORDER BOARD IN WEEKS 0-2.
  • ENSURE SUFFICIENT INVENTORY TO MEET PRODUCTION NEEDS WHILE MEETING INVENTORY CARRYING COST TARGETS.
  • EXPEDITE ORDER RELEASES TO ASSURE TIMELY DELIVERY OF PARTS TO SUPPORT PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS.
  • COLLABORATE WITH SUPPLIERS AND KENWORTH MANAGEMENT TO RESOLVE DISPUTES OVER EXPEDITE, OT, OR OTHER CHARGES.
  • COORDINATE NEW MODEL LAUNCHES WITH SUPPLIERS, ENGINEERING, AND MATERIAL HANDLING TO ENSURE ON TIME DELIVERY.
  • MAINTAIN A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH DIVISION BUYERS TO ENSURE ALL GOALS ARE MET.
  • LEAD RESOLUTION OF BILL-OF-MATERIAL AND INVNETORY DISCREPANCIES WITH INPUT FROM ENGINEERING, PRODUCTION, AND MATERIAL HANDLING.
  • MAINTAIN ACCURACY OF EXCEPTION REPORTS/TRANSACTIONS DAILY (UMR, MAPC, ITP, ETC.).
  • RESOLVE SUPPLIER PACKAGING, LABELING, AND OTHER COMPLIANCE ISSUES.
  • PROACTIVELY IDENTIFY AND RESOLVE DELIVERY ISSUES.
  • PROACTIVELY IMPLEMENT PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS UTILIZING LEAN/SIX SIGMA METHODOLOGIES.
  • MUST PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

TRAFFIC PLANNER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • SCHEDULE, EXPEDITE, AND MONITOR INBOUND AND OUTBOUND SHIPMENTS.
  • MAINTAIN ACCURATE TRACKING INFORMATION AND REPORTING.
  • EXERCIZE GOOD DECISION-MAKING REGARDING FREIGHT ROUTING.
  • UTILIZE PACCAR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM TO ENSURE ON-TIME DELIVERY OF SHIPMENTS.
  • EXECUTE FREIGHT CLAIM PROCESS TO ENSURE BEST COST RECOVERY FOR LOSS/DAMAGE.
  • ENSURE ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION FOR CUSTOMS EXPORTS AND HAZMAT SHIPMENTS.
  • PROACTIVELY IDENTIFY AND RESOLVE DELIVERY ISSUES.
  • PROACTIVELY IMPLEMENT PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS UTILIZING LEAN/SIX SIGMA METHODOLOGIES.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIRED
  • ABILITY TO MANAGE PRIORITIES EFFICIENTLY IN A FAST-PACED ENVIRONMENT.
  • OUTSTANDING WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
  • DEMONSTRATED PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS.
  • STRONG ANALYTICAL SKILLS.  DETAIL ORIENTED AND THOROUGH PROJECT EXECUTION.
  • SELF-STARTER THAT ACHIEVES RESULTS ALONE, WITH MINIMAL SUPERVISION, OR WITH A TEAM.
  • STRONG NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SKILLS.
  • PREFERRED: EXPERIENCE IN AN OPERATIONS ENVIRONMENT IN MANUFACTURING SUPPORT.
  • MUST MEET PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION WITH OR WITHOUT ACCOMODATION.

    *Tests to ascertain qualifications may be given to candidates.

Education

Bachelor's Degree Required

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.
 


Nearest Major Market: Huntington
Nearest Secondary Market: Ashland

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